Master of Arts in Practical Theology

Lead and serve others in your unique calling.

Faith communities and community organizations are in need of ethical theologically informed educators who honor the past, are curious about the present and have a creative vision for the future. The 48-credit-hour Master of Arts in Practical Theology (MAPT) will equip you to provide expert leadership for the formation and transformation of those you serve.

MAPT students work with the MAPT director to create a self-designed specialization shaped by your academic and vocational aspirations in conjunction with faculty expertise.

MTSO offers courses both in person and online. While some courses are available exclusively online or exclusively in person, the vast majority are available in both modes, employing HyFlex education.

Note to those seeking United Methodist ordination

The MAPT degree fulfills United Methodist requirements for ordination as deacon. Learn more about fulfilling United Methodist ordination requirements here.

MAPT Degree Requirements

MAPT Recommended Degree Completion Plans

Dual-Degree Information

Talk with an admissions counselor about MTSO and the MAPT degree. Email or call 800-333-6876.